Friday, January 25, 2008

Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

A classic dish that takes a little effort, but is well worth it.

-2 lbs ground beef
-1/2 cup ricotta
-1/2 cup parmasean
-2 ts salt
-1 ts pepper
-1 tb garlic powder
-2 tb Italian seasoning
-2 eggs

Mix all ingredients together with your hands and roll into 1 inch balls. Cook the meatballs in batches in a hot pan in olive oil. Shake the pan often to make sure the meatballs are browned on all sides.

Tomato Sauce
-4 cans diced tomatoes
-1/2 onion, roughly chopped
-5 cloves garlic, peeled
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 handful basil

Sautee the onions and garlic in a bit of olive oil until beginning to brown. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer, covered, for about 1/2 an hour. Then puree with an immersion blender or in a regular blender.

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